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Course Reserves and Syllabus Service

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The COVID-19 situation has required everyone to adapt quickly to the challenges of remote work, but it also provides a unique opportunity to inquire, innovate, and improve how we support our students.

Please reach out to your liaison librarian early during syllabus development to ensure that your syllabus is ready for your students before your course begins.

About the syllabus service

Liaison librarians can help during syllabus development and introduce you to exciting electronic resources you may not have considered before. Please contact your liaison librarian and take advantage of their expertise when selecting alternatives to print course materials.

While physical resources are not available at this time, the University of Toronto Libraries provides access to millions of electronic resources including e-books, e-journals, and streaming video. Our Syllabus Service provides easy access to these resources for your students, respecting the University of Toronto's license agreements with publishers and vendors, Canadian copyright laws, and the University's Copyright Fair Dealing Guidelines (November 2012).

Timelines & required information

Please submit your syllabus as soon as possible — at least one month before the beginning of your course is preferred — to ensure that your syllabus is ready for students in a timely manner. Your submission should contain the following information:

  • Course name; course code; semester; and number of students in course
  • Instructor’s name and contact
  • Full bibliographic citation, including publication year and pagination